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Avoid your triggers: Rosacea, unfortunately is a problem with no easy answers. You can help by avoiding sun, spicy foods, wine, chocolate or anything that causes the flushing of rosacea. To sooth your skin, cool green tea compresses works wonders. Aside from prescription meds, you can also try dilute vinegar compresses to decrease the surface bacteria that cause the acne of rosacea. Use a great sunscreen as well. ...Read more
Cheeks and nose: Acne roseacea is a condition which affects northwestern european women>men, starting in their 40s. 1st stage: flushing; 2nd dilated capillaries; 3rd textural differences, including enlarged pores and thickened skin. Treatment is targeted to delaying the progression of the stages but is mostly palliative instead of curative. Tough condition but not life threatening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Rosacea and acne are different disorders. Acne is a follicular disease characterized by increase oil gland production, colonization of p.Acnes bacteria, resulting in pustules and white or black heads. Rosacea is not follicle based, and is associated with increased demodex (mite) colonization, triggered by sun, heat, alcohol, caffiene, etc... One can have both conditions at the same time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: These are two separate disease processes but do share some common pathways such as inflammation which causes redness and induration(thickening) of the skin, so a treating inflammation could help both conditions. In medicine as in war, however, smart bombs are better than non-specific bombs, so in the case of acne, we target the bacteria p. Acnes and sebum overproduction, not just inflammation. ...Read more
38yrs old and suddenly have bad acne. Had clear skin my entire life! Can rosacea look like acne, because it's not typical and how can I treat it?
Prednisone can cause: It appears that you are on Prendisone, an immunosuppressant. Acne is often associated with bacteria near the oil producing cells of the skin. When on steroids, acne can start, and the skin care regimen may need to be changed. Hormones are affected by steroids, too, and new acne can develop. Rosacea, if that is the issue, is a difficult entity to eliminate but depends on careful diet and skin care. ...Read more
I became immune to minocycline (rosacea) after taking it for 7 months. How long until I can try it again? Doxycycline didn't work at all
Dietary changes: Even the most conventional doctors now recognize that rosacea is often aggravated by a wide variety of foods, especially spicy foods, acidic foods, hot drinks and alcohol. For many people dairy also aggravates it. The only way to know for sure is to try avoiding common triggers for a few weeks and then add them back individually to see how they affect her.Please see comment for links to more info:. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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